Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mod Podge Transfer Art

Hello, my name is Carmella and I am addicted to Mod Podge.....


I have to say that this post would not be made possible without an awesome blog that I found a few weeks ago, Life Without Whiteout.

Ginger from Life Without Whiteout made this adorable canvas art for her "little helper"
I learned so much from this post and wanted to try my hand at making a little Mod Podge canvas art myself...Ginger's complete instructions are HERE , you will want to check these out to see how it's really done!

I wanted to make my daughter a new painting for her room, with all of this talk about the new baby, I wanted her to know how special she will always be to me

I started this project with a picture of my sweet girl taken by my friend at Bird's Eye Photography

Using Picnik, I cropped the picture and turned it into a pencil sketch


Then I printed it out on regular printer paper and covered the entire image in Mod Podge


I then turned the image "face" down...hehehe onto the canvas and smoothed it out


After it dried completely (I gave it about 2 hours) I used a sponge to wet the back of the paper and began to scrape away the paper


I kept removing the paper until the image was the only thing left on the canvas
Like this....



Now time to finish....


I used my trusty Cricut to cut stencils....all I had to do was think about my sweet little girl and all the things I love about her



I continued stenciling down the canvas using pink and purple acrylic paints until it was all finished.......



I think it turned out great...and I think it will be a nice surprise for her when she gets home from school today!





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21 comments:

  1. WOW! That is ridiculously CREATIVE!!
    Great Job and I know she will LOVE IT! Thanks for linking back! :)

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  2. WOW, WOW, WOW! I do'nt even have words for how much I love this project! I had no idea you could use Mod Podge that way [I'm an addict too]...and what a sweet, personal, gorgeous piece of decor!

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  3. I love this - I didn't know you could transfer images this way! Hmmm, wheels are turning in my head!

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  4. This is so great! Wonderful job Carmella!

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  5. What a cool project. Your daughter is beautiful. Bet she was thrilled to see her new artwork.

    Tks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.

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  6. Wow! I am newly addicted to Mod Podge transfers, but I've only done words. I LOVE what you did with your daughter's portrait. And all of your words for her are lovely :) I bet she went nuts for it! Thanks so much for sharing this. I hopped over from the party at A to Z and I can't wait to visit again!

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  7. Wow! I love, love, love this idea! It turned out so great. I can't wait to try and make one of my own now. I had no idea you could do that with Mod Podge. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. This is beautiful! I love it - very unique!

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  9. Hi, Carmella! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party :)

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  10. Yay! You came! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  11. she will treasure this till she's old and gray, and even beyond. Great job Mom!!

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  12. AMAZING!! that about sums it up for me. thanks she is going to be soooooo happy!

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  13. okay, time to order a gallon of Mod-Podge... I wanna do this too. Great idea, thanks for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful! Love the idea of turning it into a pencil sketch before transferring it. Well done! ~~Robyne

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  15. Wow! I had no idea you could do transfers with Mod Podge!! I'm totally going to try this soon, maybe for Father's Day if I can find the right picture!

    Laura @ Come Together Kids

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  16. oh man! I love that photo transfer idea. I will have to try it. glad I found you.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  17. Um.. this is BRILLIANT!!! I am SO doing this of each of my kids! Thank you so much for sharing!! :) I totally pinned this on my crafts to try board! I cant wait to do it!!

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  18. I found this blog whilst looking for gel medium transfer instructions, and....wow. Just wow.

    If I'd come home from school to find this on my wall as a little girl, I'd have remembered the moment forever. It just exudes love and appreciation of your daughter. I'm sure she'll treasure it for the rest of her life.

    I know it's long after the event, but how did she react? :-)

    Velvet at www.crafting-chaos.co.uk

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